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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

大望

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Japanese taimou;taibou / taimo;taibo / たいもう;たいぼう
Japanese aspiration; ambition

得誌


得志

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Mandarin dé zhì / de2 zhi4
Taiwan te chih
Chinese to accomplish one's ambition; a dream come true; to enjoy success

雄心

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Mandarin xióng xīn / xiong2 xin1
Taiwan hsiung hsin
Japanese yuushin / yushin / ゆうしん
Chinese great ambition; lofty aspiration
Japanese heroic spirit; aspiration; (surname) Yuushin

ウィル

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Japanese iru / ウィル
Japanese (1) will; intent; desire; ambition; (2) will; testament; (place-name) Wil

ロマン

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Japanese roman / ロマン
Japanese (1) (kana only) romance (e.g. Arthurian romances) (fre: roman); (2) (kana only) novel; (3) (kana only) romance; love affair; (4) (kana only) adventurous spirit; impossible dream; great ambition; (place-name) Roman (Roumania); Romain; Romao

抱負


抱负

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Mandarin bào fù / bao4 fu4
Taiwan pao fu
Japanese houfu / hofu / ほうふ
Chinese aspiration; ambition
Japanese aspiration; ambition; pretension

野心

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Mandarin yě xīn / ye3 xin1
Taiwan yeh hsin
Japanese yashin / やしん
Chinese ambition; wild schemes; careerism
Japanese (1) ambition; aspiration; (2) sinister designs; treachery

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Mandarin zhì / zhi4
Taiwan chih
Japanese kokorozashi / こころざし
Chinese aspiration; ambition; the will
Japanese will; intention; motive; (female given name) Yuki; (given name) Nozomu; (female given name) Nozomi; (place-name) Shimura; (surname) Shisaki; (female given name) Shii; (surname) Shi; (surname) Kokorozashi; (female given name) Koko
Will, resolve, 志意; 心志; also data, records.

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Mandarin huǐ // huī / hui3 // hui1
Taiwan hui
Chinese mythical venomous snake; sick; with no ambition

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Mandarin jīn / jin1
Taiwan chin
Japanese eri / えり
Chinese lapel; overlap of Chinese gown; fig. bosom (the seat of emotions); to cherish (ambition, desires, honorable intentions etc) in one's bosom
Japanese (1) collar; lapel; neckband; neck; (2) nape of the neck; scruff of the neck; (female given name) Eri

俗念

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Japanese zokunen / ぞくねん Japanese worldliness; worldly ambition; unholy desires

俗気

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Japanese zokki;zokke;zokuke;zokuki / ぞっき;ぞっけ;ぞくけ;ぞくき Japanese vulgarity; worldliness; worldly ambition

八覺


八觉

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Mandarin bā jué / ba1 jue2
Taiwan pa chüeh
Japanese hachikaku
The eight (wrong) perceptions or thoughts, i.e. desire; hate; vexation (with others); 親里 home-sickness; patriotism (or thoughts of the country's welfare); dislike of death; ambition for one's clan or family; slighting or being rude to others. 華嚴經 13; eight awarenesses

大志

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Mandarin dà zhì / da4 zhi4
Taiwan ta chih
Japanese taishi / たいし
Chinese high aims
Japanese ambition; aspiration; (personal name) Motoyuki; (given name) Masashi; (personal name) Futoshi; (given name) Hiroyuki; (male given name) Hiroshi; (personal name) Daiji; (g,p) Daishi; (personal name) Takeshi; (personal name) Taiji; (given name) Taishi; (place-name, surname) Ooshi

大願


大愿

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Mandarin dà yuàn / da4 yuan4
Taiwan ta yüan
Japanese taigan / たいがん
Japanese {Buddh} ambition; the Buddha's great vow (to save all people); (given name) Taigan; (place-name) Oonegai
The great vow, of a Buddha, or bodhisattva, to save all the living and bring them to Buddhahood.

宏願


宏愿

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Mandarin hóng yuàn / hong2 yuan4
Taiwan hung yüan
Chinese great aspiration; great ambition

封頂


封顶

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Mandarin fēng dǐng / feng1 ding3
Taiwan feng ting
Chinese to put a roof (on a building); to cap the roof (finishing a building project); fig. to put a ceiling (on spending, prize, ambition etc); to top off; fig. to reach the highest point (of growth, profit, interest rates); to stop growing (of plant bud or branch)

心氣


心气

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Mandarin xīn qì / xin1 qi4
Taiwan hsin ch`i / hsin chi
Chinese intention; motive; state of mind; ambition; aspiration; heart 氣|气[qi4] (TCM)

志向

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Mandarin zhì xiàng / zhi4 xiang4
Taiwan chih hsiang
Japanese shikou / shiko / しこう
Chinese ambition; goal; ideal; aspiration
Japanese (noun/participle) (See 指向) intention; aim; preference (for); (personal name) Shikou

志望

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Japanese shibou / shibo / しぼう Japanese (noun/participle) wish; desire; ambition

志氣


志气

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Mandarin zhì qì / zhi4 qi4
Taiwan chih ch`i / chih chi
Japanese shiki / しき
Chinese ambition; resolve; backbone; drive; spirit
Japanese (surname) Shiki

志願


志愿

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Mandarin zhì yuàn / zhi4 yuan4
Taiwan chih yüan
Japanese shigan / しがん
Chinese aspiration; ambition; to volunteer
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) aspiration; volunteering; desire; application
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

意慾

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Japanese iyoku / いよく Japanese (out-dated kanji) (n,n-suf) will; desire; ambition; urge (e.g. creative urge)

意欲

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Japanese iyoku / いよく Japanese (n,n-suf) will; desire; ambition; urge (e.g. creative urge)

抱く

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Japanese udaku / うだく    idaku / いだく Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to embrace; to hold in the arms (e.g. a baby); to hug; (Godan verb with "ku" ending) (2) to have sex with; to make love to; to sleep with; (3) to sit on eggs; (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (transitive verb) to embrace; to hold in the arms (e.g. a baby); to hug; (transitive verb) (1) to embrace; to hold in the arms (e.g. a baby); to hug; (2) to harbour (e.g. grudge); to harbor; to bear; to have (e.g. ambition); to entertain (e.g. hope, suspicion)

掉悔

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Mandarin diào huǐ / diao4 hui3
Taiwan tiao hui
Japanese jōke
Discontent and regret, ambition and repining; restlessness and remorse

本望

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Mandarin běn wàng / ben3 wang4
Taiwan pen wang
Japanese honmou / honmo / ほんもう
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) long-cherished ambition; satisfaction; (female given name) Motomi; (surname) Honmou
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

浪曼

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Japanese rouman / roman / ろうまん Japanese (1) (kana only) romance (e.g. Arthurian romances) (fre: roman); (2) (kana only) novel; (3) (kana only) romance; love affair; (4) (kana only) adventurous spirit; impossible dream; great ambition

浪漫

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Mandarin làng màn / lang4 man4
Taiwan lang man
Japanese roman / ろまん
Chinese romantic
Japanese (1) (kana only) romance (e.g. Arthurian romances) (fre: roman); (2) (kana only) novel; (3) (kana only) romance; love affair; (4) (kana only) adventurous spirit; impossible dream; great ambition; (surname, female given name) Roman

結実

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Japanese ketsujitsu / けつじつ Japanese (noun/participle) (1) fruition; fructification; bearing fruit; (2) being successful; achieving success; bearing fruit (idea, plan, ambition); realization; realisation; (female given name) Yumi; (female given name) Yuumi; (female given name) Yuimi; (female given name) Minori

色気

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Japanese iroke / いろけ Japanese (1) colouring; coloring; shade of colour; shade of color; (2) sex appeal (esp. women); interest in the opposite sex; sensuality; seductiveness; glamor; glamour; sexual passion; (3) romance; poetry; charm; (4) desire; interest; inclination; ambition

虚静

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Japanese kyosei / kyose / きょせい Japanese calm and free of ambition or care

襟抱

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Mandarin jīn bào / jin1 bao4
Taiwan chin pao
Chinese ambition; an aspiration

覇気

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Japanese haki / はき Japanese ambition; aspiration

遐志

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Mandarin xiá zhì / xia2 zhi4
Taiwan hsia chih
Chinese lofty ambition; lofty aspiration

遠志

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Mandarin yuǎn zhì / yuan3 zhi4
Taiwan yüan chih
Japanese tooshi / とおし    enji / えんじ
Chinese far-reaching ambition; lofty ideal; milkwort (Polygala myrtifolia), with roots used in Chinese medicine
Japanese (given name) Tooshi; (given name) Enji

野望

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Japanese yabou / yabo / やぼう Japanese (See 野心・1) ambition; aspiration

雄圖

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Mandarin xióng tú / xiong2 tu2
Taiwan hsiung t`u / hsiung tu
Chinese grandiose plan; great ambition

雄志

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Japanese yuushi / yushi / ゆうし Japanese ambition; (given name) Yuuji; (given name) Yuushi; (given name) Takeshi; (given name) Takashi

非望

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Japanese hibou / hibo / ひぼう Japanese inordinate ambition

ウイル

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Japanese uiru / ウイル Japanese (1) will; intent; desire; ambition; (2) will; testament; (personal name) Will

上進心


上进心

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Mandarin shàng jìn xīn / shang4 jin4 xin1
Taiwan shang chin hsin
Chinese motivation; ambition

事業心


事业心

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Mandarin shì yè xīn / shi4 ye4 xin1
Taiwan shih yeh hsin
Chinese devotion to one's work; professional ambition

企圖心


企图心

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Mandarin qǐ tú xīn / qi3 tu2 xin1
Taiwan ch`i t`u hsin / chi tu hsin
Chinese ambition; ambitious

功名心

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Japanese koumyoushin / komyoshin / こうみょうしん Japanese ambition; aspiration

向上心

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Japanese koujoushin / kojoshin / こうじょうしん Japanese ambition; aspiration; desire to improve oneself

進取心

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Mandarin jìn qǔ xīn / jin4 qu3 xin1
Taiwan chin ch`ü hsin / chin chü hsin
Chinese ambition; enterprise; initiative

ローマン

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Japanese rooman / ローマン Japanese (1) (kana only) romance (e.g. Arthurian romances) (fre: roman); (2) (kana only) novel; (3) (kana only) romance; love affair; (4) (kana only) adventurous spirit; impossible dream; great ambition; (personal name) Lohmann; Lowman

上昇志向

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Japanese joushoushikou / joshoshiko / じょうしょうしこう Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) desire for improvement (in social standing, etc.); ambition to rise in the world

人窮志短


人穷志短

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Mandarin rén qióng zhì duǎn / ren2 qiong2 zhi4 duan3
Taiwan jen ch`iung chih tuan / jen chiung chih tuan
Chinese poor and with low expectations; poverty stunts ambition

壮とする

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Japanese soutosuru / sotosuru / そうとする Japanese (exp,vs-i) to admire a person's courage; to approve of someone's ambition

夙願以償


夙愿以偿

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Mandarin sù yuàn yǐ cháng / su4 yuan4 yi3 chang2
Taiwan su yüan i ch`ang / su yüan i chang
Chinese a long-cherished ambition is realized

大願成就

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Japanese taiganjouju;daiganjouju / taiganjoju;daiganjoju / たいがんじょうじゅ;だいがんじょうじゅ Japanese (noun/participle) (yoji) realization of a great ambition; realisation of a great ambition

未竟之志

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Mandarin wèi jìng zhī zhì / wei4 jing4 zhi1 zhi4
Taiwan wei ching chih chih
Chinese unfulfilled ambition

本懐成就

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Japanese honkaijouju / honkaijoju / ほんかいじょうじゅ Japanese (noun/participle) (yoji) realization of a great ambition; attainment of one's most cherished desire; one's earnest prayer being answered

水輪三昧


水轮三昧

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Mandarin shuǐ lún sān mèi / shui3 lun2 san1 mei4
Taiwan shui lun san mei
Japanese suirin zanmai
The samādhi of the water 'wheel' 水輪, one of the 五輪三昧; water is fertilizing and soft, in like manner the effect of this samādhi is the fertilizing of good roots, and the softening or reduction of ambition and pride; water wheel concentration

求名菩薩


求名菩萨

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Mandarin qiú míng pú sà / qiu2 ming2 pu2 sa4
Taiwan ch`iu ming p`u sa / chiu ming pu sa
Japanese Gumyō Bosatsu
The Qiuming (fame-seeking) bodhisattva, v. Lotus Sutra, a name of Maitreya in a previous life. Also, Yaśaskāma, 'A disciple of Varaprabhā noted for his boundless ambition and utter want of memory.' Eitel; Fame Seeking Bodhisattva

淺希近求

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Mandarin qiǎn xī jìn qiú / qian3 xi1 jin4 qiu2
Taiwan ch`ien hsi chin ch`iu / chien hsi chin chiu
Chinese to aim low; to aim to get by; without lofty ambition

狼子野心

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Mandarin láng zǐ yě xīn / lang2 zi3 ye3 xin1
Taiwan lang tzu yeh hsin
Chinese ambition of wild wolves (idiom); rapacious designs

畫虎類犬

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Mandarin huà hǔ lèi quǎn / hua4 hu3 lei4 quan3
Taiwan hua hu lei ch`üan / hua hu lei chüan
Chinese drawing a tiger like a dog (idiom); to make a fool of oneself by excessive ambition

精衛填海

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Mandarin jīng wèi tián hǎi / jing1 wei4 tian2 hai3
Taiwan ching wei t`ien hai / ching wei tien hai
Chinese lit. mythical bird Jingwei tries to fill the ocean with stones (idiom); futile ambition; task of Sisyphus; determination in the face of impossible odds

野心満々

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Japanese yashinmanman / やしんまんまん Japanese (adj-no,adj-t,adv-to) (yoji) burning with ambition; highly ambitious

野心満満

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Japanese yashinmanman / やしんまんまん Japanese (adj-no,adj-t,adv-to) (yoji) burning with ambition; highly ambitious

青雲の志

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Japanese seiunnokokorozashi / seunnokokorozashi / せいうんのこころざし Japanese high (lofty) ambition

大煩惱地法


大烦恼地法

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Mandarin dà dì fǎ / da4 di4 fa3
Taiwan ta ti fa
Japanese dai bonnō chi hō
The six things or mental conditions producing passion and delusion: stupidity, excess, laziness, unbelief, confusion, discontent (or ambition); v. 倶舍論 4; major basic factors of affliction

浪漫;浪曼

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Japanese rouman;roman(p);rooman / roman;roman(p);rooman / ろうまん;ロマン(P);ローマン Japanese (1) (kana only) romance (e.g. Arthurian romances) (fre: roman); (2) (kana only) novel; (3) (kana only) romance; love affair; (4) (kana only) adventurous spirit; impossible dream; great ambition

アンビション

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Japanese anbishon / アンビション Japanese ambition

ウイル;ウィル

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Japanese uiru;iru / ウイル;ウィル Japanese (1) (See うぃる) will; intent; desire; ambition; (2) will; testament

ハンガリー精神

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Japanese hangariiseishin / hangariseshin / ハンガリーせいしん Japanese hungry spirit (lacking in people not having drive or ambition)

抱く(P);懐く

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Japanese idaku(p);daku(抱ku)(p);udaku(ok) / いだく(P);だく(抱く)(P);うだく(ok) Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to embrace; to hold in the arms (e.g. a baby); to hug; (2) (いだく only) to harbour (e.g. grudge); to harbor; to bear; to have (e.g. ambition); to entertain (e.g. hope, suspicion); (Godan verb with "ku" ending) (3) (だく only) to have sex with; to make love to; to sleep with; (4) (だく only) to sit on eggs

野心満々;野心満満

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Japanese yashinmanman / やしんまんまん Japanese (adj-no,adj-t,adv-to) (yoji) burning with ambition; highly ambitious

意欲(P);意慾(oK)

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Japanese iyoku / いよく Japanese (n,n-suf) will; desire; ambition; urge (e.g. creative urge)
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Information about this dictionary:

Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Soup or Bath

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